“Song I’ll Sing” by WITS Student Elisa Pérez
October 7, 2022
If you want … I will sing.
If not … I will hum.
If you’re sad, I’ll give you a beat.
A song I’ll sing is my dream.
It is something that belongs to me.
It’s loud, even with no sound.
It’s quiet when it’s loud.
I don’t care if you don’t listen
but this is a song I’ll sing!
Elisa Pérez wrote this poem while a student at B.F. Day Elementary School with WITS Writer-in-Residence Samar Abulhassan. Elisa read this poem to open our Literary Arts Series event with Maggie O’Farrell on October 11, 2022.